Marcus takes the place of Pio Nahum who, starting from 1 October 2019, will retire after spending 30 years in the lighting industry.
Marcus Graser, 42, is an experienced executive coming from OSRAM – mother company and sole shareholder of Claypaky – where he spent the last fifteen years in a variety of different roles.
When Claypaky was acquired, he led the OSRAM side of the integration and, since that time, entertainment has been one of his business focal points.
“I am proud of having become the new CEO of Claypaky,” said Marcus, “and to oversee the exciting progress we anticipate in the years to come. I feel however that this is the right time to express, on behalf of an entire Claypaky community:
“our sincere gratitude to Pio Nahum for his excellent contributions as well as pragmatic, visionary and passionate leadership that allowed the company to achieve important results”.
Pio, who has spent the last 10 years at Claypaky, said “I am glad to hand my responsibility over to Marcus; we have been working together since January and he has acquired a perfect understanding of our organization, our market and our business. I am confident that Marcus will carry out his new assignment with the utmost professionalism, enhanced by the enthusiasm and innovative attitude that are part of his personality”.
The Claypaky team is pleased to welcome Marcus in his new role, and has assured him their maximum support and commitment.